Fall BI News Wrap-up: It’s Survey Season!

For those of you who follow news about the Business Intelligence market, you may have noticed that it’s survey season. We love survey results as much as the next guy, all those smart-sounding statistics illuminating the soaring victories and chronic pain of the data management industry. Here are a few that caught our eye during the past few weeks. Read more

Now Available: NoetixViews 6.4.1 with Support for Oracle EBS version 12.2

Magnitude Software is pleased to introduce NoetixViews 6.4.1, a maintenance release that adds support for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) version 12.2 and protects reports and queries from database changes introduced in 12.2. Performance enhancements have been made to 116 views across 20 modules and new columns have been added to 11 views. Enhanced customer support is available for custom EBS tables and views. Read more

Building the Data Warehouse Semantic Layer

Kimball Group puts out some fantastic design tips, and one I especially liked in the last year was one from Joy Mundy (Design Tip #158 Making Sense of the Semantic Layer).  The arrival of this in my inbox was extremely timely because I was at the time involved in a disagreement with a BI consultant who was currently specialized in one of the new breed of BI tools.  His position was that semantic layers were unnecessary and the realm of “traditional, IT-centric reporting environments.”  If I didn’t understand that, well, I just didn’t understand the niche that particular product was fulfilling towards the goal of enabling ad-hoc end user reporting without IT involvement.  The argument started because I was inquiring about the capability of third-party solutions like Kalido of preconfiguring the semantic layer for the tool rather than having to manually configure it. Read more

The Agile BI Ship Has Sailed – are you on a Tanker or a Jet Boat?

I recently took a very touristy outing in Boston when we went on the “Codzilla” boat ride in Boston Harbor. On a hot day, it is great. The boat goes out of the harbor, gains speed, and then tries to get everyone wet by turning sharply and quickly, stopping short and diving forward, and generally stirring up the water until it is falling over the decks and spraying the crowd. On the day we went there was at least one tanker moored in the distance – quite the opposite of the fast and agile boat we were on. Read more

New Whitepaper: How to Create an Oracle® E-Business Suite Database Clone for Reporting with NoetixViews®

Our engineering team has been busy testing out best practices for creating an Oracle EBS database clone for reporting with NoetixViews.  The results are detailed in a new webinar and accompanying whitepaper that provide a high-level overview of how Oracle Active Data Guard or Oracle GoldenGate can be leveraged for preparing a database instance of Oracle EBS against which reporting can be achieved with the use of NoetixViews. Read more

Noetix and Kalido Join Forces

Noetix announced today that we have joined with Kalido, the leading provider of business-driven information management software, to combine our businesses in a merger of equals. The combined business is called Magnitude Software, and is a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software, with 10 award-winning enterprise class products and more than 200,000 users in 100 countries worldwide. Read more

Zebra Leverages Noetix and Oracle to Meet Their Daily BI Needs

ZebraTechZebra Technologies designs and sells specialty printing devices that print variable information, bar coded labels, RFID tags, receipts, and ID cards on-demand at the point of issuance.  In 2009, Zebra’s IT team kicked off a global business transformation initiative designed to integrate the data from Zebra’s 50 offices and legacy source systems worldwide in order to provide management with ‘a single version of the truth’ for business operations. Read more

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI: Vendors Struggle to Meet Demands of IT and Business Users

It just wouldn’t be Spring without a new business intelligence Magic Quadrant to read.  This year’s analysis and comparison of the major vendors in the BI and Analytics markets contains many of the same players and the same trends and innovations as last year, with a few exceptions. Read more

Noetix Exec Discusses Spreadmarts for BI on DM Radio

Pat Roche, executive vice president of Products and Services at Noetix, will be featured on this week’s DM Radio program discussing strategies for dealing with the widespread use of spreadmarts in the enterprise.  DM Radio broadcasts programs featuring business technology trends from the Information Management website at http://www.information-management.com/dmradio/. Read more

Noetix Chosen for KMWorld’s list of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

KMW 100 2014 smallNoetix has been selected for KMWorld’s 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management for the eleventh consecutive year.  This prestigious annual list is compiled by knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, their customers, and colleagues, and will be featured in the March issue of KMWorld magazine. Read more